ERIC Number: EJ869269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Employer Perceptions of Online Degrees: A Literature Review
Columbaro, Norina L.; Monaghan, Catherine H.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v12 n1 Spr 2009
This literature review explores research regarding the perception of potential employers or "gatekeepers" about online degrees in comparison with those earned in a traditional format. This review contributes to the field of knowledge because higher education can benefit from understanding how these perceptions affect students' employment opportunities and, in turn, affect the institutions granting the online degree. In addition, research in this area potentially contributes to the field of knowledge by helping prospective students, as consumers of higher education, make informed choices about their degree attainment paths.
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Literature Reviews, Research Reports, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Employer Attitudes, Personnel Selection, Comparative Analysis, Conventional Instruction, Employment Potential, College Programs, Academic Degrees
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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